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Any ideas what this aircraft might be? Spotted on a trailer in Montana.

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:20 PM
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It looks like perhaps a Bert Rutan toy.

The "cockpit" shape under the shrink wrap at the front may be mocked up to create just enough confusion to prevent the public from figuring this thing out.

Or is this a known item in aviation circles?

Here's a link to the pic: ibb.co...






posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: TheTruthRocks

It’s not, but it does remind me of Space Ship One airframe



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:27 PM
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originally posted by: TheTruthRocks
It looks like perhaps a Bert Rutan toy.

The "cockpit" shape under the shrink wrap at the front may be mocked up to create just enough confusion to prevent the public from figuring this thing out.

Or is this a known item in aviation circles?

Here's a link to the pic: ibb.co...




It’s a Vought F7U Cutlass, not a Rutan bird.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:37 PM
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Thanks!



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:37 PM
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originally posted by: MAVERICKANDGOOSE

originally posted by: TheTruthRocks
It looks like perhaps a Bert Rutan toy.

The "cockpit" shape under the shrink wrap at the front may be mocked up to create just enough confusion to prevent the public from figuring this thing out.

Or is this a known item in aviation circles?

Here's a link to the pic: ibb.co...




It’s a Vought F7U Cutlass, not a Rutan bird.



Dang! That looks like it


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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:42 PM
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a reply to: TheTruthRocks

I think you are looking at Spaceship 2 there. Nice find. Thanks for providing the link.

It looks like this to me with a little variation and perhaps partial disassembly

upload.wikimedia.org...

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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 09:48 PM
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a reply to: TheTruthRocks I was going to make a stupid joke but. after seeing the photo

iwas like... cool.. big!

any hoo it looked, to me SR71 like in the back

but the rest of fueslage (sp?) seemed too fat and short.

and then again keep in mind Im most familiar with rocognizing my

own feet and the sun




posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:06 PM
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I believe it is this aircraft

warbirdwatcher.com...

its rather quite rare and there are only 5-6 left in full displayable condition.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:21 PM
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a reply to: FredT

You could be right since Paine Field where it was being stored is not far from Montana.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:32 PM
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Sorry. Wrong thread.
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posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:40 PM
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O-1s everywhere watch out. The ensign eliminator is back



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:53 PM
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a reply to: MAVERICKANDGOOSE

The cowling on the nose of the Cutlass Vought F7U is removed pretty easily to service the radar unit by design so this certainly looks a lot like that bird with the nose cowling removed.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:54 PM
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a reply to: FredT

Because what could possibly go wrong with returning a Cutlass to flight. Heh.



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:58 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Returning is optimistic in the first place.

I'd say enabling it to fly for the first time



posted on Oct, 2 2019 @ 10:59 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Because what could possibly go wrong with returning a Cutlass to flight. Heh.


Out of the 320 built... nothing.


Edit: since only 5 or so are left.
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posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 12:22 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

We've had enough historic aircraft fatal accidents this year, what's another one between friends?



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 02:50 PM
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originally posted by: hawkguy
a reply to: Zaphod58

Returning is optimistic in the first place.

I'd say enabling it to fly for the first time




Burn



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: FredT

Because what could possibly go wrong with returning a Cutlass to flight. Heh.




No kidding Especially one like that



posted on Oct, 3 2019 @ 05:02 PM
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a reply to: FredT

It's one way to find out if you're a good pilot or not. Heh.



posted on Oct, 5 2019 @ 11:03 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

If you're a good pilot you stay the hell away from that thing




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